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For September 13-19, Monday thru Sunday, both Zones of Quintana Roo have changed to Yellow on the state epidemiological light, increasing capacities at hotels and restaurants from 50% to 60%, among other changes. The Contagion Rate for the Northern Zone has dropped to 0.8, which means the curve remains in decline, with each case infecting less than one other case. Last week Isla Mujeres decreased the most in the state, and this week our municipality was second most decreased, and reporting less than 0.5 cases daily. Benito Juarez (Cancun) has dropped to under 100 cases daily. The Governor reminded everyone of the importance of not letting down their guard, especially for the National Independence holiday.
is reported that the annual event transporting the Virgin of Caridad
del Cobre to the chapel at Isla Contoy will probably not be done
publicly again this year, due to the pandemic. It is likely that the
fishermen will transport the icon privately, which is taken to the
island to provide protection during the lobster-fishing season, which
continues until the end of February. Normally, hundreds of Catholic
parishioners in dozens of boats participate and attend a Mass outside
the Isla Contoy chapel. Photo credit: Isla Mujeres al Momento
with the municipal Department of Public Services cleaning up a mess
that was making a bad impression on tourists who tour the area daily. Photo credit: Isla Mujeres al Momento
residents are complaining about small fishing boats that have been
observed on various occasions illegally casting nets at the southern
part of the island near Garrafon Park, where fishing is not allowed.
They want authorities to intervene. Photo credit: Noti Isla Mujeres
The only Tern sanctuary in Mexico is located on Islet Yunque, provided by the Mia Hotel. A video conference was provided for the high schools students of Colegio Bacchilleres entitled "Discovering the Sanctuary of the Charrán (Tern)" by Cecilia Alvarez Ricalde of the Green Jay Association. It included information about the various species that inhabit or visit the island and their place in the cycle of life, as well as their protection and conservation. This was coordinated by the municipal government's Ecology Department and Mia hotel.
This morning....There's nothing coming our way and it's a pretty, sunny morning. That Yellow Tropical Wave over NE Honduras is expected to emerge over the southern Bay of Campeche on Saturday, where it has a low chance of development before moving over mainland Mexico. There is a medium/50% chance of development by early next week of that Orange Tropical Wave into a Tropical Depression as it moves WNW over the far eastern Atlantic.
Monday, Sept 6 ...The beaches of Isla Mujeres are clean of sargasso and beautifully manicured thanks to the efforts of the ZOFEMAT (Federal Zone) crews, as well as employees of the beach businesses and volunteers. Following the recent passage of hurricanes near the Peninsula, sea currents brought a significant amount of sargasso to the shores of the island. Removal included promptly hiring specialized machinery to assist the crews and volunteers, and the beaches are again exhibiting their natural beauty, attracting domestic and international tourists.
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Fine dining a few steps away at Da Luisa or try the neighborhood eateries a couple blocks farther. We provide a list of links & direction to over 20 eateries within ten minutes walk, including Mango Cafe, Mike's Pizza, Brisas, Rosa Sirena, Coco Jaguar, Manolitos, Green Verde, Kash Kechen Chuc, and the large department store-grocery Chedraui & the local craft brewery. Visit marinas, bars, & beach clubs that are minutes away by bike or on foot. Attend Yoga classes a couple villas away at Casa Ixchel. Fresh juice, produce & tortillas a few blocks away in the village, as well as a variety of other stores.
Public events have been suspended due to C-19, mostly. Some holidays have featured online competitions and events.
Sources for Weather Information:
LINK to Civil Protection Q Roo weather bulletin (Spanish)
LINK to Mexico National Weather Service (Spanish)
LINK to satellite images for the Mexico National Weather Service
LINK to GOES East Band 16 GIF (animation)
LINK to a private weather station on Isla Mujeres
LINK to US National Hurricane Center